Elaine Blanchard

CHECKING ON THE ARTS
2:30 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

Skin And Bones, Presented By Voices Of The South

Skin and Bones, written and performed by Elaine Blanchard
Credit Voices of the South

Renowned writer, actress, and storyteller Elaine Blanchard, known for her autobiographical performance, For Goodness Sake, and creator of the Prison Stories project, now brings us a new chapter in her life story. Skin and Bones is her true account of learning to live well with the body she was given, while offering audiences a glimpse into her own struggles with weight, body image, faith, love, and family.

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Checking on the Arts
2:05 pm
Tue July 10, 2012

Prison Stories V

Prison Stories V is Voices of the South’s latest outreach program, providing a year-long writing and theatre intensive for women currently serving time in the Shelby County Prison System.

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Checking on the Arts
10:04 am
Thu January 12, 2012

Prison Stories IV - Elaine Blanchard

Elaine Blanchard

Prison Stories is Voices of the South's latest outreach program, providing a year-long writing and theatre intensive for women currently serving time in the Shelby County Prison System.  

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Mid-South Features
4:01 pm
Wed November 30, 2011

Elaine Blanchard On the Power of Storytelling In Prison

Barbara Ball, Taketha Wilkins and Elaine Blanchard at the Shelby County Division of Corrections. Blanchard teaches a class on reading and writing, and personal storytelling.

Elaine Blanchard believes in the strength of storytelling, and finds herself spending hours with women who are incarcerated in the Shelby County Division of Corrections.  Blanchard says she, too, has felt “trapped” in her life, which inspired her to work with women behind bars.

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